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Based in Hamilton and reporting to our EHS Manager you will be supporting the Waikato region on all things EHS. You will be working in partnership with branch management teams and contractors, so building and maintaining trusted relationships and transparency with all levels of staff and our contractors is crucial. 

As an EHS professional you will coach, guide and provide technical advice to management, contractors, and have boots on the ground to coach in the field. 

What you’ll bring to the role:
  • A demonstrated ability to inspire and influence people
  • Experience within a similar role in civil construction, roading preferable
  • Ability to be an agent of cultural change and lead a modern EHS approach
  • Ability to deliver user-friendly, fit for purpose EHS resources designed around frontline users
  • A contemporary approach and skillset for good investigation, root cause analysis and risk management
  • Strong verbal and written communication, workshop facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Sound conceptual and analytical skills, with effective problem solving and an inquisitive mind
  • Sound computer experience (eg Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint and other)
  • Technical EHS expertise and driving EHS performance improvement 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislation, its interpretation and practical application with employees

What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary 
  • Career development – opportunities to grow your career at Higgins and the wider Fletcher Building group of businesses
  • Access to Fletchers Building Benefits Programme, including:
    • A brand-new market-leading parental leave policy to ensure employees are well supported throughout one of life’s most significant events.
    • FB employee share scheme, educational and welfare funds
    • A significant portfolio of retail benefits across major NZ businesses such as ANZ, Z energy, PlaceMakers, Mico and Samsung. 

Based in Hamilton, with travel to the wider Waikato region - this is a full time, permanent role working a minimum of 40 hours to a maximum of 50 hours per week. Competitive salary on offer between $100k-$120k + vehicle.

Higgins (part of the Fletcher Building Group) is a leading roading and civil infrastructure construction company in New Zealand. Many people have built great careers with Higgins over the last 50 years. As a member of the Higgins Green Team that opportunity is open to you as we work, grow and have fun together building tomorrow’s New Zealand.

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.

Building better roads for safer journeys – He pai ake te hanga o ngā rori, kia haumaru ai ngā haerenga

We welcome your individuality. We are enriched by so many nationalities, languages, religions, customs, and lifestyles. We are proud of our diversity and see it as one of the things that make us stronger.